Over the past several weeks, my little guy’s behavior at his mom’s house has been anything but good.
He’s thrown fits that include nothing short of the whole kitchen sink. Crying, screaming, hitting, throwing things and using some pretty hurtful words.
These fits of rage happen at the drop of a hat. It’s fighting with his little brother, it’s not following directions and it’s his overall attitude.
My ex and I have talked to him separately about his behavior. He has told me it is hard for him going back to his mom’s house. My only thought is that maybe he isn’t the center of attention when he’s with her. There’s a step dad and brother.
I got a video sent to me this evening of my boy, butt naked and screaming at his mom to get away from him. He had just got out of the bath and was obviously not in a good mood. Apparently he was upset that he had to take a bath. His younger brother wanted him to join, so he did, but very reluctantly. My ex asked him to appease his brother, but this obviously didn’t work and led to a meltdown.
The ex called. She was shaken. He cried the entire 12 minutes we were on the phone. I tried calming him. It didn’t work. We pleaded with him to slow his breathing and to remember that no one was mad, we just needed to talk him through his poor decisions.
She texted about 40 minutes later, he had fallen asleep. I actually felt bad for her tonight because he doesn’t pull this shit with me. I just wanted to be there to hug him.
Co-parenting is hard.